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Can I use an XP Pro disk to repair an XP Media centre 2005

florry44 asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I have a friend who has has a Philips freevents x55p laptop that won't boot up, I have managed to trap the BSOD error and it says "UNMOUNTABLE_MOUNT_VOLUME" with the tech info

STOP: 0x000000ed (ox86d762f0, 0xc0000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I think that I need to run chkdsk /f from the recovery console, the problem I have is I have no XP media disk, only an XP Pro. Is it possible to boot from the XP Pro disk to try and repair the XP media HD.

This laptop has all my friends family photographson and she is despirate to get these back (I have already given her the lecture on backups) Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have tried booting now and going into the repair console, the console loads but then just hangs, saying type exit to close (or something like that) but no c: prompt appears.
One other piece of information, I booted off a ghost disk and then went into the command  box. I ran chkdsk from there but it said that the volume type was RAW and couldn't be run. I am thinking of running FIXMBR to try that but I cannot loose this data, is FIXMBR safe to run?
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>>but no c: prompt appears   <<   this means it does not see the OS
>>  I cannot loose this data  <<  then a backup is your first goal - later you can try repairs and fixes
>>  is FIXMBR safe to run   <<  yes it is safe - on healthy OS'es, however; and that is always the problem; you only know what was wrong after the repair
so my first step would be :
i would hook the disk to a working pc (for ide: mind the jumpers) and copy the data, or recover it with the proper soft, or try to make an image of it, then you have everything


Good News!!!

I connected the drive to another machine using one of those USB gizmos, drive came up as E, ran chkdisk f on E and it found loads of errors. Replaced disk into laptop and everything now fine. The girl sobbed when I told her we hadn't lost her pictures so many many thanks for your help.


Thanks again on behalf of my friend, if you were here now you would be getting a big snog off her!!!
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send the girl over !
also, test the disk ti be sure about the status; pick the one you need here :

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